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Category Archives: Nutrition


Supplements for Cyclists and Triathletes: Do They Make you Faster?

Some of the supplements recommended to endurance athletes are necessary to performance, while others offer only minor benefits. You can determine which ones are right for you with a look at your diet and an assessment of the pros and cons that come with each supplement.


Beta alanine for cyclists

Beta-Alanine for Cyclists: Will It Make You Faster?

Beta-alanine is a popular workout supplement that promises to increase exercise capacity and reduce muscle fatigue. But will it make you a faster cyclist? This article will cover what it is, what it’s good for, and if cyclists should supplement with beta-alanine.


Creatine for cyclists and endurance athletes

Creatine for Cyclists: Will it Make You Faster?

Creatine has long been associated with strength training, but could endurance athletes benefit from this supplement? Creatine offers both benefits and disadvantages for cyclists.


Healthy Nutrition Principles With Amber Pierce

Nutrition Plans for Training and Nourishing With Amber Pierce

What does healthy fueling look like? TrainerRoad’s Amber Pierce applies healthy principles of nutrition to 3 real-world training examples.


TrainerRoad's Amber Pierce offers her 8 principles for healthy nutrition habits
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8 Principles of Healthy Nutrition With Amber Pierce

Food fuels performance and gives our bodies the nutrients to repair, recover, and adapt to the stress of training and racing. But far too many of us moralize what we eat in the name of performance, with profound impacts on how we relate to food and the very bodies on which we rely. TrainerRoad’s Amber Pierce wants to offer a different perspective.


The Elements of Getting Faster

Nutrition: The Elements of Getting Faster

You need sufficient, high quality nutrition to fuel your workouts, aid your recovery, and promote your body’s physical adaptations. When you’re not fueling properly you’re short changing the training process, and your body’s ability to work harder and get faster.


How to Manage Food Cravings When Trying to Lose Weight

Managing food cravings while balancing weight loss and training is a challenge. But there are several things that you can do to help keep food in the right perspective. These tips for identifying triggers and managing cravings can help you reach your goals.


A cyclists pours a cup of coffee before a ride

Caffeine for Cyclists: Pros, Cons, And Caveats

Caffeine is the world’s most popular drug, and is closely associated with cycling culture. Should you be incorporating caffeine into your training in a more deliberate way?


a delicious looking cheeseburger and fries

Sugar, Fat, and Insulin: Why An Athlete’s Diet Matters

It’s important to understand how your body processes food differently during exercise, because the long-term consequences of careless eating might be more dramatic than you realize.


The Brain’s Use of Energy and What it Means to Cyclists

Physical and mental energy are both limited resources. Can you train your brain to use this energy more efficiently?



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